Mauricio Pochettino SACKED: Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says change in club’s best interests

19 Nov

Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino as manager.

The Argentinian has been relieved of his duties after five-and-a-half years in charge, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Pochettino has been shown the door by Tottenham
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Spurs, who reached the Champions League final only six months ago, have endured a tough start to the season and are currently sitting 14th in the Premier League table.

They have struggled on the domestic front for the whole of the calendar year, winning only 11 of their 30 top-flight games in 2019.

Chairman Daniel Levy, who appointed Pochettino in June 2014, said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the board have taken lightly, nor in haste.

“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and the beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.

“It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the club’s best interests.”

Pochettino was at the helm for 293 games and delivered four successive top-four Premier League finishes, challenging for the title in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

He also memorably guided the club to their first Champions League final, but they fell short in the Madrid showpiece in a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Pochettino’s assistant Jesus Perez, and coaches Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also left the club.

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